Here is a great list by Dr Stephen Cowan which talks about some things we often forget as parents.
Growth and development are not a race.
Creating family traditions encourages strong roots and a healthy life.
We grow in cycles.
Encouragement is not the same as indulgence.
Pushing your buttons is a spiritual practice, and children are our spiritual teachers.
A symptom is the body’s way of letting us know something has to change.
Healing takes time.
The secret of life is letting go.
Trust yourself: You’re the expert on your child.
Take the long view. (Because it’s easy to get caught in the immediacy of a problem, especially at 2am.)